Joking apart when I've done the race we've had bizarrely warm weather when the week or two before I've reccied in snow! I kind of think one day there has got to be a bad weather one, but lets hope it's not this year - think we've had our fair share of winter already.
Given our very wet weather for the last 12 months we could have the drought to end all droughts between now and the end of April and the terrain would still not be dry by race day. Trail shoes will be ideal, ie good balance between grip and comfort.
You can buy 3 Peaks Harveys maps from Pete Bland. Only costs a few £ and I would highly recommend as meets race kit requirements and takes up no room at all unlike a big waterproof map.
Fluid and snacks obviously down to personal preference on intake, plus think you probably need some emergency food (some fell races insist on this. You can have a bottle waiting for you at Ribblehead. I've got round on one bottle, some gells and sweets I think but can't honestly remember in detail.
If you go on to the Fellrunners association website there is a forum on there and a 3 Peaks thread and you'll get more specific (and useful) advise there.
Have a great day. I'm marshalling on Ingleborough. It's a fab event.
I recently re-subscribed to Runners World, but took the option to have the downloadable version on my iPad rather than have yet another magazine in the house. Great methinks, this is also good for the environment. I also thought, excellent I'll be able to access subscriber content, for example some of the race details and training articles.
I struggled to access the subsriber content so mailed the RW email helpdesk. They eventually got back to me and coolly told me that subscribers via download could not access subscriber content. No reason was given. I mailed back, but have had no response.
Now I guess dowloadable subscriptions are cheaper, but I would have assumed that was because it was saving paper and print costs? I don't understand why i can't access subscriber content and think it's a poor show that not only did you say no, but you didn't explain why.
I will be writing to Runner's World directly, but thought a post of on the forum would allow someone to respond to me if they could help without me having to wait for snail mail (and this even assuming anyone does anything with the letter other than bin it).
Avit. You get over yourself and stop trying to inflame a perfectly civilised discussion on a forum.
I have to say reading these posts made me feel good about fellow runners. On spending considerable sums of money and travelling 1000's miles on this forum people have just said ah well, got on with their trip and backed the decision to cancel. Good on you and ignore the trolls.